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Boaters, Camera Crew Narrowly Escape Massive Mudslide in British Columbia: VIDEO

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Talk about getting out at the last minute...

SlideRecent mudslides in Johnson's Landing, British Columbia have destroyed homes and left four people missing. On Friday, a Global News film crew was in the area and narrowly escaped another one, as did a pair of boaters that were on the shore as they heard the mudslide coming.

The terrifying video, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via the daily what)

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NEWS: Ruth Davidson, The Rocking Lesbian Tory; Bill Clinton's New Book; Zombie Fish; God Hates Oklahoma

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Road She's a 32-year-old lesbian, a kickboxer, and a veteran of the Territorial Army -- and now she's the head of the Scottish Tories!

Road Happy birthday, Boy Culture! To mark the occasion, Matt Rettenmund runs down his 100-ish favorite posts from the last six years.

BoyCulture Road Joan Didion's final approach.

Road Christwire is the funniest website in the universe:

Hell hath no spitfire like a lisping gay scorned, so it’s no surprise today to see legions of gays angrily sassafrasshing and sashaying all around their demigod Joe My God in heated fury and trying to scratch the skin off GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain.

Road Radical Islamists kill 100 in Nigeria.

Road Oklahoma: 10 earthquakes in 1 day.

Road Qur'anic polygamy in theory and practice.

Road Rick Santorum:

The economy is inextricably linked to the moral fabric of this country, and we can’t have a real solution-based conversation about fixing the economic problems in this country without faith and family being a large part of that conversation. [Right, Rick. Because the more pious your nation is, the richer it is!] IrishWallStreet

Road The Atlantic Wire on Bill Clinton: "The former president is so fed up with the current one's inability to sell his economic message, he wrote a book to do it for him."

Road Sleeping your way to the top of the food chain.

Road See zombie fish! Donate to zombie research!

Road Adam Lambert: looks very well scrubbed.

Road "An Irishman abroad's view of the Wall Street Shenanigans" -- watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

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NEWS: Herman Cain's Devolving Views, The Quake, The Islamists, And A Big, Hairy Gubernatorial Candidate

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Road Herman Cain now supports federal marriage ban ...

Road ... and did you know he came to Washington as a lobbyist?

Mr. Cain ran the National Restaurant Association, a once-sleepy trade group that he transformed into a lobbying powerhouse. He allied himself closely with cigarette makers fighting restaurant smoking bans, spoke out against lowering blood-alcohol limits as a way to prevent drunken driving, fought an increase in the minimum wage and opposed a patients’ bill of rights — all in keeping with the interests of the industry he represented.

Road Up-to-the-minute reporting on the Turkish quake.

Road Koch-brothers fund study that proves global warming is ... real!

Road Rick Perry's weird love affair: Man, son, daughter, and arsenal.  

"I wish my son and my daughter were here with us today,” he said. "They would truly enjoy this, but from my perspective that’s part of America is walking across that hillside with one of your children hunting whatever it might be ... "

Road Awesome story on Haruki Murakami and his massive new book, 1Q84.

RupertBoneham Road Survivor's Rupert Boneham will run for the governorship of Indiana.

Road Dlisted covers the monarchy with appropriate subtlety and tact: Michael K on the romantic misadventures of "Prince Hot Ginge."

Road More context on Libyan religious craziness.

Road The USA isn't doomed! According to the Telegraph, "The 21st Century may be American after all." That is, if we're willing to frack.

Road Home release deets for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Road P.Z. Myers and Lavender ponder the friendly relations between atheists and LGBTs.

Road Also: There is no such thing as pink.

 


Scenes From The Turkish Earthquake

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AFTER THE JUMP, disturbing footage from the immediate aftermath of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Eastern Turkey today, toppling at least 25 apartment buildings, a student dormitory, a "health services" building, and part of a hospital in the lakeside town of Ercis, and several large buildings in downtown Van, the provincial capital.

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News: Brendon Ayanbadejo, Donald Trump, Kevin Keller, Appalachia

 road Rosie O'Donnell boycotts Donald Trump by canceling a stay at the Trump Towers.

Nfl  road NFL player and marriage equality supporter Brendon Ayanbadejo doesn't think it would be a big deal if a football player came out: "Ayanbadejo said it would be harder to exclude an all-star who came out than a player clinging to a roster spot. Just as players who have exceptional skills don't have to follow every rule, a gay player at the top of his sport would probably not face as much derision. 'If someone is a great player, things become invisible.'"

 road President Obama has offended the country's carnival barkers.

 road Christian pride flag stolen outside of church in Iowa for the sixth time in a year.

 road Lesbian writer Joanna Russ has died at 74.

Kevinkeller  road Kevin Keller's Army general father accepts his son for who he is.

 road Republican Denny Rehberg, the 23rd richest member of Congress, wants you to know that he is "struggling like everyone else."

 road Watch: Britney Spears "Femme Fatale" tour rehearsal video.

 road Meredith Vieira to exit the Today Show.

 road On set photos of Andrew Garfield shooting the latest Spider-man movie.

 road Jerry Seinfeld mocks Donald trump: "All comedians love Donald Trump. If God gave comedians the power to invent people, the first person we would invent is Donald Trump."

 road "Growing Up Gay and Transgendered in Appalachia."

 road The recent deadly tornado out break is now officially the second worst in the country's history.


Watch: St. Louis Airport Struck By Tornado

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Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport have released a couple of surveillance tapes from Friday night when a tornado tore through the facility sparking passengers and TSA employees to dart for cover. No deaths or seriously injuries were reported but the airport sustained major damage. Incoming flights resumed last night.

Watch the dramatic security camera footage, AFTER THE JUMP.

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